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  • Vol. 15 No. 5 Sept. Oct. 2016

    Helping Hands Outreach 101 Plymouth St PO Box 293 Holdingford MN 56340

    Helping Hands Annual Review

    Helping Hands Outreach is a volunteer-driven and supported organization. We

    are not a social service agency with staff doing all the helping. Most of our

    services are neighbors helping neighbors.

    Our three program areas and percentage of our budget are: direct services

    (37%), health and education (21%) and caregiver services (31%). The

    remaining 11% supports administrative and fundraising.

    Our fiscal year ends June 30th each year. Here is a review of our 2015-16


    Direct services includes transportation, homemaking, chore services, healthy visits,

    exercise programs, monthly and weekly lunch programs, outings and our foot clinic. In our

    last fiscal year we provided 3,416 hours of direct service to more than 200 persons.

    Health and Education programs includes our various classes such as Living well with

    Chronic Diseases and Matter of Balance, our individual wellness visits, health fairs and Tai Ji

    Exercise Classes. In our last fiscal year we provided 1,066 hours of services to 207 persons.

    Caregiver Support programs includes individual meetings with family caregivers, in-home

    respite and Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes. In our last fiscal year we provided 285

    hours of service to 43 persons.

    Our total expenditures for last year were $171,000. We served a total of 227 persons with

    over 4,028 hours of service. Thats about $63 per month to help local residents remain

    comfortable and safe in their home and community.

    Our two primary sources of funding are individuals, businesses and foundations (48%) and

    federal and state programs (51%).

    In reality it is our communities that own Helping Hands. We exist to benefit the communi-

    ties we serve. With the addition of our new community center/adult day center building,

    opening this fall, we are taking another step in accomplishing this.

    In our 16 year history Helping Hands Outreach has grown to become a well-known and

    respected provider of home and community based services. We are making a difference.

    A complete annual report is available to anyone by contacting Helping Hands Outreach at 320-746-9960.

    Frank Haynes Executive Director

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    Our Office Phone 320-746-9960 Our Office Fax 320-746-8132

    Senior Food Program If you are over the age of 60 and could use a lit-

    tle extra food each month the Nutrition Assis-

    tance Program for Seniors (NAPS) might be

    able to help you. To qualify you must be:

    Minnesota resident over age 60.

    Responsible for your own meals (not living in a facility that provides meals).

    Able to meet low income requirements (call Helping Hands for details).

    We can help you get started with the application and discuss pick-up/delivery options. Call us for details, 746-9960.

    Helping Hands among

    Most Trustworthy

    Helping Hands Outreach is once again

    being recognized for meeting the stand-

    ards required to be recognized as a Most

    Trustworthy Nonprofit by the Charities

    Review Council.

    To receive this recognition Helping Hands

    must meet 25 accountability standards in

    four critical areas of governance, finance,

    fundraising and public disclosure.

    Recipe for health living: free gift with mini

    cog screening

    To check the health of your heart you have your blood pressure

    checked. To check the health of your brain you have a mini-cog

    screening. Helping Hands Outreach is now offering free mini-cog

    screening to everyone over age 60. For a limited time, everyone

    who takes the mini-cog from Helping Hands will receive their choice of either a free Senior

    Perspective Cookbook ($4 value) or a $3 gift certificate good at restaurants in Holdingford

    and St. Stephen.

    Mini Cog Screenings are available at our health fair on October 5th in Holdingford and by

    appointment in either Holdingford or St. Stephen. Call us at 746-9960 to schedule a time.

    Adult Day Center Update Construction continues on the new community center which will be the home for the Help-

    ing Hands Adult Day Center. The Center is designed to be a social center for older adults

    who need supervision. Registration applications are now being taken. Call us for details on hours, activities and fees. Fees are often covered by insurance, elderly waiver, insurance

    and veterans benefits. Private pay clients are also accepted.

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    Check us out online at: and Facebook page, Holdingford Helping Hands.

    Thanks to Otto Bremer Trust

    Helping Hands Outreach thanks the Otto

    Bremer Trust for their support of our older

    adult programming in 2016.

    The Otto Bremer Trust assists people in

    achieving full economic, civic and social

    participation in and for the betterment of

    their community.

    A salute to.

    Rich Koehn

    You might find Rich in the

    Legion kitchen cooking for our

    monthly Lunch & Learn or

    heading to Sartell to pick up bread dona-

    tions from Coborns Food. Rich enjoys

    volunteering and supporting Helping Hands.

    We are very grateful for all that Rich does.

    He helps make our lives more delicious in

    many ways.

    Health Fair

    October 5th

    The Helping Hands Health Fair will be

    Wednesday, October 5th from 1:004:00

    at the Holdingford Legion Club.

    The Health Fair is your opportunity to visit

    with a variety of health and life-style

    professionals, learn about upcoming

    Helping Hands programs and take health

    screening tests to identify and/or prevent

    future health issues.

    This years entertainment is Nathan

    Neuman from 1:303:30. Nathan will be performing a variety of old time music

    using old time instruments.

  • Upcoming Events

    Feet First Clinic: Holdingford City Center 1st Tuesday of the month. Contact Lenore Daw-son, 320-249-7240 to arrange for a foot check-up. Exercise and Line Dancing every Wednesday: Holdingford City Center, 9:15-10:45 am You will love how Loretta Fischer makes this a fun class! Water aerobics/ Lap Swimming: Wednesdays starting Sept. 7th 7:00 8:00 pm, Holdingford High School, reduced fee for seniors. Life guard on duty. Call Community Edu-cation at 746-4465.

    Walking Club: Mondays at 6:00 pm meet at the Wobegon Trailhead. Enjoy us for fun and exercise. Holdingford Lunch and Learn: Wednesday Sept. 7, 2-4 pm, Holdingford Legion; Bin-go, lunch. St. Stephen Lunch and Learn: Tuesday Sept. 20th, 13 pm, St. Stephen Church; Bin-go, lunch

    Holdingford Lunch and Learn: Wednesday Oct. 5th, 1-4 pm, Holdingford Legion; Health Fair, lunch,

    St. Stephen Lunch and Learn: Tuesday Oct. 18th, 13 pm, St. Stephen Church; lunch, Bingo.

    Senior Lunch Program: Every Tuesday, Holdingford City Center, noon, $4 for a hot meal and great conversation. We play cards after lunch! New faces are always welcome.

    Health Fair: Tuesday Oct. 5th, 14:00 p.m. Holdingford Legion Club, health information and screenings, entertainment and lunch (see related stories in this issue).

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    Helping Hands Outreach 101 Plymouth St PO Box 293 Holdingford MN 56340

    This newsletter is supported in part by a Live Well at Home grant from the Department of Human Services (DHS), and grants from the Minnesota Board On Aging (MBOA) and Central Minnesota Council on Aging (CMCOA). Points of view

    or opinions do not necessarily represent official DHS, MBOA or CMCOA policy.

    Get your pillows cleaned

    The Holdingford Lionesses are hosting

    their annual pillow cleaning on Wednesday October 5th

    from 26 p.m. at the

    Holdingford City Center. All

    types of pillows are accept-

    ed for cleaning. Cost for cleaning

    will vary depending on the size of the

    pillow. For more information call Mary

    Stalberger at 746-2637.

    Thank you Shirley

    Helping Hands Outreach is

    grateful for the passion and expertise that Shirley

    Willoughby has provided as

    our Health and Wellness

    Coordinator. We wish

    Shirley the best as she

    leaves to pursue other

    interests. We are fortunate to have Shirley

    and her family as members of the Holdingford


  • Donations of Love

    Helping Hands Outreach is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, your donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

    Thank You for Your Ongoing Support

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    Dorann Abraham

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    Bernie & Helen Frie

    Geraldine Fenlason

    Rod Harren

    Frank Haynes

    Headly Hardware

    Marvin Klime